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Stoned Away

Interesting turn-about with the proposed bike lanes on Stone Way here in Seattle.

* WHY: The city has caved to pressure from businesses and developers and has decided to go against the recommendations of the bike master plan and leave a six-block gap between 34th & 40th on Stone Way N, as well as continue the closure of a section of the Burke-Gilman in Fremont thru 2008.

Taken from Seattle Likes Bikes

Indeed we do, and this is a great way to express your feelings about the “change of heart.” Make sure that when this ride rolls take it by Wright Bros. and give a wave, it’s a frequent topic of discussion at the shop: bike lanes, the master plan, government employee salaries, Cascade’s efficacy and their salaries, etc. etc. etc.

More of this news from the Stranger.

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3 Responses

  1. seattle says:

    When is the next issue coming out?

  2. Kevin says:

    The website has been updated with an official date & ride route.

    Next Wednesday, August 1st, 5:00pm.

  3. crankedmag says:

    The ride is set for this Wednesday:

    http://www.seattlelikesbikes.org/

    [08-01] Support Stone Way Bike Lanes Ride

    WHAT: A ride of enough cyclists in a loop thru lower Fremont at rush
    hour . This will be a legal ride, which means we ride two by two and
    obey all traffic laws.

    WHY: The city has caved to pressure from businesses and developers and
    decided to go against the recommendations of the Bicycle Master Plan and
    leave a six-block gap in bike lanes between 34th & 40th on Stone Way N,
    leaving this vital corridor unsafe for cyclists.

    If the city feels they can eliminate bicycle lanes as desired for
    commercial interests, no part of our bicycle network is safe! Read the
    Cascade Bicycle Club’s excellent description of the situation here.

    WHO: All cyclists who are concerned about responsible community-planning
    and preventing private interests from trumping public safety.

    WHEN: Wednesday, August 1st, 2007. We’ll meet up briefly at Gasworks
    Park at 4:30. Then we’ll start riding around the following loop,
    counter-clockwise, following all traffic laws. If you can’t make it
    until later just join in on the loop!

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